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, but not for employees at virginia's department of motor vehicles. the lines formed early this morning outside of the dmv in alexandria. it is one of 14 locations across the commonwealth that are open. employees are working overtime to clear a mass bag log of applications after a statewide computer system crashed for 11 days. >> i'm happy because i passed my test but i need to get my license because i waited so many weeks because the server was down so many days. >> i'd rather be sleeping in and preparing for cookouts but i'm here. >> reporter: the dmv in alexandria closed at noon but the fair oaks location will be open until 6:30 this evening. extended hours will be in affect next weekend at select dmv locations. >>> coming up ahead on 9 news now, the attacks that prompted a crime alert at one local university campus. >>> and we have some good news from the efforts to reach those 33 miners trapped in a mine in chile. we will have more on the rescue attempt in just a moment. Î >>> today marks 30 days since the mine collapsed in chile and trapped three dozen men. but now crews they may be able to reach t
night, or cool. 66 in downtown d.c. well we start off school for a lot of kids in virginia and that moms like me bus stop forecast. you might say mild. a touch of a cool spot from 68 and down to the 70s notice 7:00 or 8:00 hour. taking you through the rest of the afternoon on tuesday. temperatures warming up to near 90. there is a code yellow air quality. a touch of pollution. 85 still on temperature. and warm 90 in culpeper. and most of us dropping into the 80s and 70s. and the winds picking up, 10-15 miles per hour tomorrow. might be a touch of humidity notice coming back in. here is the front here in the mid morning. 8:00 is when our future cast shows that to arrive. there might be a passing shower. slightest chance. most likely a bank of clouds. not bad by the afternoon. a lot of sunshine. a west to northwest breeze picking up and cooler air rushing into thursday and into next weekend. highs in the 70s, lows into the 50s. that's for the district. outer suburbs will be pushing into the 40s for a low for that time. and we could bring showers in as soon as saturday. i'm keeping them out
moving barn fire broke out yesterday morning at the charles town race track in west virginia. take a look at this cell phone video of the blaze. dozens of horses were trapped inside the four separate barns. 127 horses were killed. investigators said the fire was fed by the wood frame and the hay inside. >> it's an emotional loss. most of these people over here will never recover eye feel very bad about all this. i mean, i'm a horse lover and it breaks my heart that they lost that many. >> reporter: investigators are still looking into the cause of that fire. jessica, back to you. >> in addition to the value of those horses, the total damage of the barn is estimated at more than $1 million. >>> well, another beautiful september day in maryland. taking a live look outside, a sunny afternoon. we're live with first warning coverage. marty's in the outback enjoying it. first, we begin with bernadette woods. >> it started to warm up yesterday. we're up to 83 in baltimore. 84 in hagerstown. you can see 77 in oakland, much warmer than it has been recently. we'll continue to rise and we'll have on
stern from leesberg, virginia. and we need a pair of eyes so log on to our website, wusa9.com and send us a storm report if you would. so for tonight, severe thunderstorm watch until 10:00. some severe storms and some heavy. partly cloudy and mild, and temperatures 64-72 and we'll put the watches up at the bottom of the screen shortly. >> thank you, topper. >>> now to a tragic scene in lorton, virginia as a fire takes the life of a mother and two of her children. peggy fox joins us to explain how the woman's three other children made it out alive. >> reporter: well neighbors say this mother did everything she could to save her children. with flames all around her, she got her two oldest children out of a two story window and dropped her baby into the arms of a friend but that fire moved too fast to save her two other children or herself. >> it was just black smoke and you couldn't see anything in the house. >> reporter: huge flames and thick smoke poured from their neighbor's home, a home with five small children, including a 2-month-old baby. mother sacrificed herself by saving three
with horses. this all happened near the hollywood casino in charlestown west virginia. kelly mcpherson has the dramatic video captured on one man's cell phone. >> reporter: the majority of these horses are owned by people who live in the area and rely on these animals for their livelihood. they are devastated by the financial and financial loss of 27 horses dying within minutes. >> the barn is burning down as we speak. >> reporter: cell phone video shot by a casino visitor shows barns engulfed in flames. inside are horses that run at charlestown. firefighters could not stop the fire that killed 27 horses. this is what's left behind. >> all kinds of horse pieces in there. >> reporter: the horse racing community showed up before dawn to save more than 30 thoroughbreds from the flames. >> they were both laying right there, we found them. they were both laying there already deceased. >> reporter: the fire is still smoldering inside, now more than 12 hours after it started. and horse owners are coming to terms with the fact that they have lost thousands and thousands of dollars in equipment and
over the border in west virginia. 27 thoroughbred horses were killed. putting the fire out was the real challenge. >> the real challenge was dealing with people that were here. and the dead horses and also recovering the horses and being able to get them back. >> reporter: adapting to the aftermath, owners and trainers who compete with one another are helping each other out. >> it's a terrible disaster. terrible. i've never seen nothing like this before. and i don't want to see it again either. >> reporter: with help from the casino and track. >> it was a very quick turnaround. people worked hard and quickly. and we're grateful for the horsemen in our employ who helped get that done. >> reporter: police have not determined if it was an arson. and a cause may never be known. >> when you have a barn like this, all of the original cause is burned up. it makes it very difficult. >> no word can describe just the devastation from this accident. it's amazing. >> and traumatizing. alex demetrick, wjz eyewitness news. >> it's hard to watch. preliminary damage estimates put the loss for the fire
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